As people age and as health deteriorates, they become susceptible to undue influence, duress or coercion, and fraud. Sadly, this abuse not only comes from skilled caretakers but often comes from family members and trusted friends.
Recognizing this national problem, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued this list of warning signs:
Most importantly, be alert for your loved ones. If you have concerns that a loved one is no longer able to protect themselves you do have some options:
If you have elder abuse concerns, our Estate Planning Lawyers and Estate Litigation Attorneys can help. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation.
For more than two decades Klenk Law has focused only on Estate and Elder Abuse Law. We’ve seen it all, and this experience allows us to explain complex estate law techniques clearly and concisely. If you are involved in an elder abuse situation our experienced Estate Planning and Estate Litigation Attorneys will make it easy for you to understand your options and provide top notch representation.
Many firms assign Estate Litigation cases to their young lawyers or a general litigator. This is not cost effective. Being that Estate Litigation is what we do, our experience allows us to focus quickly on the issues that matter. By being focused, we arrive at the most cost efficient plan. We find the solution to your problem while the others are just warming up.
While some firms litigate, few of them have whole departments focused exclusively on estate matters. At Klenk Law, our Elder Abuse Litigators have the luxury of partnering with other lawyers from our Estate Administration or Estate Planning Departments. The depth of experience we can focus on your case is truly impressive. Whatever issue you are facing, our team has the answer.
I saw four lawyers and was told by all of them; I should just forget contesting my mother's will. I knew what happened, but it is very hard to prove undue influence. I contacted the Law Offices of Peter L. Klenk & Associates. Attorney Amanda DiChello took my case. They were very honest and upfront about what would be involved trying to prove what I knew was true. Attorney DiChello may be young but she is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. She listened and understood what I conveyed to her. She knew exactly what information to use and crafted an outstanding interrogatory and many powerful depositions. Attorney DiChello understood the various emotional feelings this case created for my family and me; she was always there for us with a kind and encouraging word. We went to trial. The amount of work which she and her Paralegal did for the trial was incredible. They both knew my case inside and out! Attorney DiChello's powerful interrogative and thinking skills produced a positive outcome. Attorney DiChello did what other seasoned lawyers said was impossible!
Professional, cheerful, thorough and fast. Peter responded to my request for a consultation right away, and within just a few days my last will and living will were done. Rates are standard.
Answered my question quickly and referred me to a colleague that could handle my problem
Mr. Klenk, quickly understood the circumstances presented and provided clear and concise advice. This advice provided me with the information I required to progress the case to my advantage.
I have worked with Peter Klenk & his associates for some time now and I have found them to be ultra-qualified, knowledgeable and diligent about their work. I highly recommend them.